. Details of the provenance of the materials printed are in note 1103
below. For one example of the “Abstract's” circulation, see note 31
above. Further evidence is provided by the existence of the Hawley and Keith versions,
below. It is worth noting that the brief accounts of the argument in 3 Hutchinson, Massachusetts Bay, ed. Mayo
, 68, and 1 Gordon, History of Independence
141–142, suggest that their authors may have at least read the “Abstract,” probably
in the Massachusetts Spy.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2014.